Jodi V. Terranova Partner

     

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Jodi Terranova maintains a robust legal practice concentrated on litigating medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. She also represents allied health care professionals, including psychologists, nurse midwives, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners and medical assistants. Jodi is recognized for her capable defense of complex medical malpractice cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Experienced in litigating high-exposure cases, Jodi has served as first chair for multiple trials. She also stands beside her clients, including physicians, dentists, nurses and other allied providers, at disciplinary hearings before professional boards. To help avoid lawsuits, Jodi routinely provides seminars on topics such as proper documentation and effective communication between health care practitioners and patients. Jodi also has given presentations on cybersecurity and HIPAA. She has developed an inclusive and practical approach to case management that gives her clients the reassurance that is vital to a strong working relationship.

Jodi serves as a National Director on the DRI Board of Directors (2018-2021). She was named a Washingtonian Top Civil Defense Lawyer in 2017, and a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013−2015. Jodi also is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Areas of Focus

Medical Malpractice
Jodi has extensive experience in defending complex medical malpractice cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She also defends clients at disciplinary hearings before professional boards. To help avoid lawsuits, she routinely gives seminars on topics such as proper documentation and effective communication between health care practitioners and patients.

General & Premises Liability
Jodi’s clients include insured and self-insured commercial businesses, restaurants, transportation companies, schools and public and private landlords. She defends against virtually every type of personal injury and property damage claim.

Representative Matters

Obtained verdict in the District of Columbia for orthopaedic surgeon on carpel tunnel injury surgery case. 

Obtained verdict in the District of Columbia for urology group on wrongful death claim for allegations of negligence on failing to properly place a suprapubic catheter.

Obtained verdict in the District of Columbia for a physicians group based on contributory negligence.